How many days in each of these months did you do this activity?
These questions are designed to measure time spent on an activity over the past year, as well as seasonal or intermittent patterns of work. It is very important to probe carefully and record information accurately, particularly for economic activities that have a strong seasonal or intermittent nature. Twelve columns are provided in the questionnaire, one for each calendar month. For each month the activity was done, write down the estimated number of days it was done during the month. The most important piece of information from this question is whether or not the respondent actually did the activity during a particular month. If the respondent is not clear on exact number of days, probe and fill in his/her best estimate of the number of days. Recall on number of days will clearly be difficult and more subject to uncertainty than whether work was actually done during a month. If no work was done in a particular month, write 0.